The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking empowers the university and the wider community to explore together the necessary skills to become informed, spiritually-centered, nonviolent peacemakers. Rooted in the Ignatian charism, the center fosters an awakening to the holistic relationship of scholarship, spirituality, nonviolent living, and the active struggle for peace and justice.


Student Fellowship Presentations

September 30, 2014 | 7 pm | OIE Program Center (Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor)

Three of the summer '14 fellows (Mary Klauer, Emily Landes, and Gillian Hallissey) will present on their projects.

  • Mary worked with several restorative justice programs in Milwaukee, WI and Dubuque, IA.
  • Emily led musical therapy sessions with children recovering from trauma in El Salvador.
  • Gillian worked with a human trafficking prevention and awareness organization in Williston, ND.

Information on summer '15 fellowships will be available at the presentation.

The Legacy of Henry David Thoreau

October 25, 2014 | 3 pm | Weasler Auditorium

This theatrical performance of dramatic readings will bring to life the works and legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was an American poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, and transcendentalist who influenced Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is best known for his book Walden and his essay Resistance to Civil Government. Eventbrite - The Life and Legacy of Henry David Thoreau

A Faith That Does Justice

November 3, 2014 l 4 pm l Raynor Library Beaumier Suites

Dr. Thomas Kelly of Creighton University will present on Rutilio Grande, S.J., one of the UCA martyrs. The event will explore how Grande's life influenced the future of El Salvador and challenges us to consider what it means to live our faith in service to the poor and vulnerable.

School of the Americas Watch Vigil

November 21-24, 2014 | Columbus, GA

Join the Center for Peacemaking and SOA Watch-Wisconsin on the weekend trip to the School of the Americas Watch and vigil on November 21-23 in Columbus, GA.

Download the application. For more information about the trip, contact Chris Jeske at (414) 288-8444 or christopher.jeske@marquette.edu.


Jesus Christ, Peacemaker


The Center for Peacemaking congratulates Dr. Terrence Rynne on his new publication: Jesus Christ, Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace. Order from Orbis | Amazon.

Dr. Rynne teaches Peace Studies at Marquette University and is a founder of the Center for Peacemaking.

Read the Winter Newsletter


Stay up to date with the latest news and stories from the Center for Peacemaking. You can now view or download the Winter Newsletter. Web Viewer | PDF